Themed excursion and demonstration of amber processing
4 June 2016
Press Office of the Amber Museum
An excursion session through the exhibition "Not by Bread Alone..." takes place in the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum on 4 June at 14.00. Visitors will experience mastery of contemporary stone carvers and jewellers from Yekaterinburg. Then, our townsman, amber artist Mikhail Vorobyov will show the process of treatment of the other unique mineral – amber.
The exhibition "Not by Bread Alone..." presents about 120 works by 23 authors. Citizens of Kaliningrad have already had the opportunity to see works created by Ural masters. They were demonstrated at the exhibition of the Second All-Russian Contest of Jewellery Art in the Amber Museum in 2014. This summer, artists from Yekaterinburg are going to participate in the next (third) contest.
The history of Ural stone-carving and jewellery craft dates back over three centuries. It began in the epoch of Peter the Great, when in 1726, a Swedish stone-carver Christian Ref came to Ural to organize winning of gemstones and teach Russian masters. In 1751, the Imperial Yekaterinburg Lapidary Factory was opened. Also private lapidary workshops worked.
In the Soviet time, Sverdlovsk Plant "Russian Gems" and Sverdlovsk Jewellery Plant became school of mastery. Many Ural jewellers, stone-carvers and gem cutters won renown and recognition working at those enterprises.
Admission – by the museum entry ticket.